I am very gratified that as recently as October 7, 2008, the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008 has now made its way into the United States House of Representatives, supported by two Democratic members of the House, along with both a Democrat and Republican from the Senate. The Act is being improved to include many more provisions, not only to produce transparency with regard to the problems we see these days with ownership, but additionally, to include much more with regard to improvement of resident care. The fact that this bill enjoys bipartisan support hopefully bodes well for its eventual passage.